Solved – An error has occurred “Network_Failed or Download interrupted” on Chrome Web Store

Chrome Web Store

First of all, let me explain a bit about Chrome web store is an online store by Google where you can download web applications, apps, chrome extensions, etc. There are so many useful chrome extensions available on chrome web store. You must be using few of them if you have Google chrome browser installed in your computer.

If you noticed, sometimes, while downloading or adding any chrome extension from Chrome store, you may have get some errors wherein, the it comes to Network_Failed or Download interrupted error (examples are in below image 1 & 2), without any reason. I believe that most of the time this issue occurs due to malwares on your computer. The malware is modifying Chrome to prevent you from installing any chrome extensions.

chrome web store issue Network_Failed or Download interrupted
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Fix NETWORK_FAILED on Chrome web store
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Solve Chrome Web Store Error

Hence, if you are getting any error like Network_Failed or Download interrupted while adding any extension or while downloading any app. So don’t worry, here we have the solution to fixing up this issue within quick steps in a Windows PC. Check out the steps given below:

Step 1. Close the Google Chrome browser. Open windows explorer and open “hosts” file in “etc” folder under this link: c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts.

hostsStep 2. Under “etc” folder, you will find “hosts” file. Right click on hosts and select “open with”. Now, a dialogue box will appear and ask you to select application to open hosts. Need to select “Notepad”.

Step 3. Now, hosts file is open in notepad. You need to find “”. Then select and delete.

An error has occurred "Network_Failed or Download interrupted"Step 4. Go to “File” Menu and select “Save” as shown in the below image:

chrome web store fix Network_Failed or Download interruptedFinally, only thing you need to do is, just restart your computer. Once it will come back, open Google Chrome and add any extension. As a result, this time, chrome extension will be added properly without any error.

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